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College early-admissions frenzy

February 12, 2009

New research suggests high school students that opt for college early-admission may be more likely to regret their decision later in life.

"Many young people are being pressured to making college choices before they are developmentally ready," says Michigan State University sociologist Barbara Schneider, author of a recently released report that examines the psychological and social implications of admission policies.

David Hawkins of the National Association for College Admission Counseling says the findings support some members' concerns that students are being rushed. The group now bars colleges from admitting a student until after they get a junior year transcript. Harvard, Stanford and other selective schools have softened binding early-admission policies so that admitted students could apply elsewhere, too.

Read the full story in USA Today.